“I AM, BY PROFESSION, A CHEMICAL ENGINEER. In my profession I take great pride, but without vainglory; to it I owe solemn obligations that I am eager to fulfill. As a member of engineering community, I am here to create a new world that never has been and see the world that has been given to me by my predecessors. I have been taught to conserve material and energy by which I will live to welcome the next generation and hand over the heritage to the fledgling members of my profession.
As a chemical engineer, I will participate and advance none but honest enterprise and be both a benefactor and beneficiary. To him that has engaged my services, as employer and client, I will give the sincerest of my performance, integrity and fidelity. I know my efforts will be a drop in ocean but ocean shall we have through collective wisdom and knowledge of all members of my profession.
When called, my skill and knowledge shall be given without reservation and prejudice for the good of not only human kind but also other members of the biosphere. From special capacity springs the obligation to use it well in the service of humanity; I accept the challenge that this implies. Well equipped now, I am ever eager to serve my profession as a member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineer. I shall never close my eyes to new ideas and knowledge and change any erroneous practices that might have served my profession to-date.
Zealous of the high repute of my calling, I will strive to protect the interests and the good name of any engineer that I know to be deserving; but I will not shrink, should duty dictate, from disclosing the truth regarding anyone that, by unscrupulous act, has shown himself unworthy of the profession.
Since antiquity, human progress has been conditioned by the genius of my professional forebears. By them have been rendered usable to mankind Nature’s vast resources of material and energy. By them have been vitalized and turned to practical account the principles of science, engineering and the revelations of technology. Except for this heritage of accumulated experience, my efforts would be feeble and lost. My vision has been sharpened as a result of this and it is my bounden duty to protect the environment and be in harmony with nature. I will strive hard to overcome ignorance and prejudice and bestow the benefit of my knowledge on younger generation so that they improve upon my mistakes to make this world a better place to live. I dedicate myself to the dissemination of engineering knowledge, and, especially to the instructions of younger members of my profession in all its arts, ethos and traditions.
I am seized of the great challenge which our profession is going to face in future and that it to use our skills to improve the quality of life-foster employment, advance economic and social development and protect environment. This challenge encompasses the essence of sustainable development. I will work with others to make the world a better place for future generations.
As a chemical engineer, it will be my endeavour to design processes and products which are innovative, energy-efficient and cost-effective, make the best use of scarce resources and ensure that waste and adverse environmental impact are minimized; achieve the biggest standards of safety in making and using products of all kinds; provide the processes and products which give the people of the world, shelter, clothing, food and drink, and which keep them in good health; work with other disciplines to seek solutions; engage in honest and open dialogue with the public on challenges presented by manufacture of the products which the public requires; promote research to allow the profession to respond fully to global demands; encourage the brightest and best young people into the profession; and promote lifelong professional development. I acknowledge that this challenge cannot be met by my efforts alone, but this does not lessen the responsibility to pursue it. Therefore I must co-operate with other fellow colleagues and recognize each other’s efforts in striving to meet this challenge.
I have found a new faith that traverses all narrow boundaries of nations, castes and creeds and it envisions me to look at society afresh. To my fellows I pledge, in the same full measure I ask of them, integrity and fair dealing, tolerance and respect, and devotion to the standards and the dignity of our profession and the Institute; with the consciousness, always, that our special expertness carries with the obligation TO SERVE HUMANITY WITH COMPLETE SINCERITY.”